dry cakes

by Donna
(Ashland, Ky,Usa)

Cakes I make from scratch seem to come out dry. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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Nov 08, 2009
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Tips for a moister cake
by: Michelle

Hi Donna,

Here are a few tips that come to mind:

1. The oven temperature may be too high. Check your oven temperature with an inexpensive oven thermometer, available from any hardware store.

2. Baking time may be too long - check the cakes earlier than it says in the recipe, after about 20 minutes, then every 5-10 minutes until done.

3. You can substitute oil for any butter called for in the recipe. This will yield a more moist cake.

4. Wrap the outside of the cake pans in damp strips of old towel or use Magi-Cake Strips

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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